I am a 27 yo white female. 5’7” & 148 lbs. I have been taking a low dose tricyclic combination birth control pill (Tri-lo-Mariza) since March 2017. I am EXTREMELY diligent and have never missed a pill or been late. It’s worked perfectly for me. I do not smoke, do drugs, or take any other prescription meds.
I last had sex on 10/27 (11 days ago) at the end of my inactive pill week & the day before I started my next pack. I had a totally normal period on my inactive week, nothing amiss. I also started my new pack right on time.
Last Friday 11/2 (5 days ago) I woke up with nausea and severe diarrhea. Never threw up but had 6-8 watery stools that day. Low grade fever, joint aches, the whole 9 yards.... The stomach bug has been going around, so I have been pretty sure that’s what I had. I’ve not had any more nausea since Friday, but I have continued to have watery stool in decreasing increments (2-4 times a day).
As of today (Wednesday), I’m back to having solid bowel movements for most of the day. The only time I don’t is when I first wake up in the morning. I have still been having watery stool and an urgency to go to the toilet whenever I wake up. No nausea though.
So, question 1: Does it sound like I could be pregnant? My mom asked if I could be yesterday, and it kind of opened up Pandora’s box in my head. I have no other pregnancy-like symptoms at all.
Question 2: How should I go about taking my birth control the rest of the month? I’ve been taking them just like normal every day. I’m into week 2 of my pills (day 11). I will not be having sex again until at least a week and a half from now because I’m in a long distance relationship. Should I use backup method then? Start a new pill pack?
Thank you SO much!